Sat, 24 Sept|
Woolwich Library of Things
Africa Tapestry Art Exhibition (The Eyes of Our Cultural Mind)
Africa Tapestry Art is an ancient form of textile art which has been practised all over Africa for thousands of years. BFEG Africa Women Weavers are exhibit project THE EYE OF OUR CULTURAL MIND. Showcasing the art work they did with School & SECOND TOTS Young people .
Time & Location
24 Sept 2022, 11:00 – 15:00
Woolwich Library of Things, Woolwich Centre Library, 35 Wellington St, London SE18 6HQ, UK
About the event
Africa Tapestry Art is an ancient form of textile art which has been practised all over Africa for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians and the Incas used woven tapestries as shrouds in which to bury their dead. Tapestry is a form of textile art traditionally woven by hand on a loom or fabric Most weavers use a natural thread, such as wool, linen or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives.
The term tapestry is also applied to embroidered hangings, although these are not true tapestries. Embroiderers usually use silk and cotton threads and sometimes metal threads. Polyester, rayon and viscose threads are also widely regarded as suitable.
In recent years the Bayeux Tapestry inspired Xhosa women in South Africa to create the 126-metre-long Keiskamma History Tapestry, which is on permanent display in the South African Parliament House in Cape Town.
BFEG Africa Women Weavers are inspired by each of our individual creativity , family stories and our life experience especially the impact of Covid19 on BAME community in which we have produced various tapestries to describe each stories and history.
On Saturday 24th September will showcase some art work from project "The eyes of our cultural mind" and more exhibition will followed as we Celebrate BlackHistory 365 2022 .